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UN gains Rohingya access

Sukumpol wants global help to resettle migrants

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Thailand will allow the UN's refugee agency to visit nearly 850 Rohingya migrants detained after raids on hidden camps in the South. 

Rohingya migrants whoare being held at Thung Lung police station in Songkhla’s Hat Yai district. They areamong843 Rohingya detained in three operations in Songkhla in the past twoweeks. TAWATCHAI KEMGUMNERD

At least 843 Rohingya have been arrested in the past week in police sweeps of remote areas in rubber plantations near the border with Malaysia, leading the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to try to confirm whether any of them plan to seek asylum.

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